Tag Archives: Swedish Metal

Metal Review – Entrench – Inevitable Decay (2011)

I have said it before, but it is worth mentioning again. A good dose of thrash is needed every once in a while. Entrench’s latest release, Inevitable Decay, is hitting shelves soon and you heard it from this guy first – get this damned album. If you are looking for a lethal dose of thrash

Opeth – Premiere New Video – The Devil’s Orchard

Swedish metal band Opeth have premiered a new video for their song The Devil’s Orchard. The song is off of the band’s latest output, Heritage, out now via Roadrunner Records. The video for The Devil’s Orchard was directed by Phil Mucci. Please upgrade your browser

Dark Tranquillity – New Video Online – Zero Distance

Zero Distance, the brand-new video from Swedish Gothenburg metal band Dark Tranquillity can be seen below. The video was made by Swedish media production collective Aduro Labs.

Metal Review – Entrails – The Tomb Awaits (2011)

Old school death metal fans rejoice once again. Entrails is just bringing it with their latest release, The Tomb Awaits. Think back to some classic death metal bands and you will get the sound that Entrails captures on this one. I am highly sold on The Tomb Awaits. The riffs are crushing and the vocals

Metal Review – Mordbrand – Necropsychotic (2011)

You can tell that Mordbrand takes a lot of influence from their homeland’s bands including Entombed, Grave and Dismember, but that is not to say that Mordbrand does not have their own style as well. There is something about Sweden that keeps producing fine metal acts and Mordbrand is no different. Their latest EP, Necropsychotic,

Metal Review – Cryptborn – Into the Grasp of the Starving Dead (2011)

Into the Grasp of the Starving Dead is a seven-song, 28-minute EP, which will be released by Dark Descent on September 15, 2011. If you are looking for some growling, evil Swedish death metal to put you into your grave, look no further. Cryptborn is bringing their signature sound very soon and I like what

Metal Review – Skogen – Svitjod (2011)

Skogen is a Swedish black metal band and their second release, Svitjod, is something special. While there has not been much progression since their debut release, Vittra, they are in a genre where progression is not needed. Skogen relies heavily on atmosphere and sets up a dark and brooding atmosphere very nicely on Svitjod. Haxsabbat

Metal Review – Bloodbound – Unholy Cross (2011)

With vocals now being handled by Patrik Johnansson (Dawn of Silence), Bloodbound is back with their fourth effort, Unholy Cross. Bloodbound is a power metal act hailing from Sweden and as I have mentioned before power metal is just not my cup of tea, but as I do with every release, I will go into

Amon Amarth Announces New European Tour Dates

Swedish metal act Amon Amarth has just finished a European tour (with support from The Black Dahlia Murder) and is about to return to North America in August for a second headline tour in support of “Surtur Rising” (reviewed here). With no rest for the wicked Amon Amarth has also now just confirmed a six-week

Metal Review – Marduk – Iron Dawn EP (2011)

Out on Regain Records 05.31.11 is the new Marduk EP entitled Iron Dawn. Iron Dawn is out on 6-panel Digipak CD and limited to 666 vinyl copies (200 in yellow). Sweden’s Marduk is well known for their unrelenting black metal assualt song after song on their previous releases. This is definitely a must-have collector’s piece